January 27, 2020 / 3:37 PM / a month ago

Beijing city reports first coronavirus death: state TV

Paramilitary officers wearing face masks stand guard at the Tiananmen Gate, as the country is hit by an outbreak of the new coronavirus, in Beijing, China January 27, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China’s capital Beijing reported its first death caused by the new coronavirus on Monday, the state television station CCTV said.

The 50-year-old, who had been to Wuhan, center of the coronavirus outbreak, had been confirmed infected with the virus on Jan. 22, CCTV reported.

Reporting by Yilei Sun, Cheng Leng and Se Young Lee; Editing by Kevin Liffey

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